Sports thrive on magic—even before Quidditch, says Brad Ricca

Toms River team heads to the World Cup … of Quidditch

The Star-Ledger: One hundred teams from 22 states and four countries will take part in the Quidditch World Cup, based on the sport from the Harry Potter franchise. But sports have long had a magical quality to them, said SAGES lecturer Brad Ricca. “Sports, like magic, is ritual and rules all based around the hope of seeing something truly amazing happen, whether it be a walk-off grand slam, a triple-double or a perfect game.”